Higher-Education Technology News

All news articles from the CT editorial team, in chronological order.


Carnegie Mellon Team Grabs the Most Flags in DEF CON Competition

There are hackers, and then there are victors. Carnegie Mellon University's computer hacking team, the Plaid Parliament of Pwning, has for the second year running taken first place in a Capture the Flag competition at the DEF CON hacker convention.

Software-Defined Networking Set for Massive Growth

Software-defined networking is gaining momentum and is forecast to experience a massive increase in adoption by data centers and enterprise networks, according to a new report.

American Indian College Turns to Cloud for ERP

American Indian College, a Christian college that serves primarily Native American students, has adopted a new enterprise resource planning system for its comprehensive system, easy maintenance and fast deployment.

Fresno State Intros Tablet Program with Device Grants for Students

California's Fresno State is introducing a new tablet program as classes begin and providing grants to help students purchase devices required for "tablet-only" courses.



MIT Offers STEM Institute for Middle School Students

Students entering grades 6-9 in the Boston, Cambridge and Lawrence, MA area recently had an opportunity to learn about science, technology, engineering and math concepts thanks to a STEM Summer Institute offered by MIT's Office of Engineering Outreach Programs.

Lynn U Expands iPad Initiative

Lynn University in Florida has expanded its iPad initiative to include all of its day undergraduate students, new MBA students and Ed.D. students.

ED Asks for Feedback on Research Centers

The Department of Education has issued a call for feedback on the work of two Institute of Education Science research centers. The centers will use the feedback to plan their future work.

University of Houston Intervention Program Focuses on Struggling Bio Students

A successful intervention program at the University of Houston is funneling resources to faculty development and curricular improvements to keep students from failing or dropping intro and general biology courses.

Pathbrite Portfolios Now Featuring Credly Badges

Digital badge company Credly is partnering with Pathbrite, in a move that will let users add their Credly achievements to their digital portfolios.

U Minnesota To Seed Tech and Other Innovations

The University of Minnesota, which has a tagline, "Driven to Discover," is launching a seed investment program to help innovations and technologies make it out of the campus and into the market.